Bringing Intercommunal Cooperation and Religious Voices into Humanitarian and Development Policy

Author: Katherine Marshall

November 1, 2011

At the request of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC), a Berkley partner, Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall researched the current state of cooperation in humanitarianism and development, and ways of cooperation can enhance peaceful coexistence, under the auspices of UNAoC’s thematic platform, "Bridging the Divide in Development and Humanitarian Work." Addressing issues involved in bringing religious voices into humanitarian and development policy, the resulting paper and the policy brief identify gaps and priority issues, and provide recommendations for IGOs, faith-inspired organizations, governments, and the media.
In this working paper, Katherine Marshall astutely analyzes the issues involved in bringing religious voices into humanitarian and development policy. The paper addresses the gaps, priority issues, and provides practical ideas for actions that can be taken by all the actors involved – IGOs, faith-inspired organizations, governments, and the media. The policy brief and the working paper are the result of “dialogue in action” encouraged by the UNAoC and supported by Switzerland.

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